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Brewer's Reserve Bourbon Barrel Cherry Stout - Central Waters Brewing Co.

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Brewer's Reserve Bourbon Barrel Cherry StoutBrewer's Reserve Bourbon Barrel Cherry Stout

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BA SCORE
86
very good

503 Ratings
THE BROS
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no score

(send 'em beer!)
Ratings: 503
Reviews: 214
rAvg: 3.81
pDev: 12.6%
Wants: 129
Gots: 135 | FT: 17
Brewed by:
Central Waters Brewing Co. visit their website
Wisconsin, United States

Style | ABV
American Double / Imperial Stout |  10.00% ABV

Availability: Winter

Notes/Commercial Description:
No notes at this time.

(Beer added by: dirtylou on 03-22-2007)
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MattSharpless

Virginia

4.5/5  rDev +18.1%

07-15-2014 15:17:01 | More by MattSharpless
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jzeilinger

Pennsylvania

3.85/5  rDev +1%
look: 3 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

In review is a 2013 Bottle.

A - Pours dark cherry colored black with minimal carbonation, no lacing, and no head.

S - Cherry, dark chocolate, light bourbon, traces of vanilla, and oak.

T - Follows the nose, even across the sip: mildly tart cherries, dark chocolate, vanilla, bourbon, oak, and some slight alcohol effervescence.

M - Thick, full body, slick/slippery, and sticky.

O - Opened a 2012 tonight and it was overly tart and sour, ended up being a drain pour. This one is perfect with just the right amount of tartness - nicely done.

Serving type: bottle

07-15-2014 02:12:42 | More by jzeilinger
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KindaFondaGoozah

Wisconsin

4/5  rDev +5%

07-14-2014 01:02:36 | More by KindaFondaGoozah
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I_BYE_MI_BEER

Michigan

3.75/5  rDev -1.6%

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New York

3.75/5  rDev -1.6%

07-11-2014 14:05:16 | More by TechBrew
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Illinois

4/5  rDev +5%

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California

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Wisconsin

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cultclassic89

Texas

4.25/5  rDev +11.5%
look: 4.25 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4.25

Poured into a snifter on 6/29/2014. I believe this is the 2014 version?

Appearance: Has a nice near black hue, with some reddish brown. Poured straight down the middle with a one finger head. Most has dissipated by the time I took the picture.

Smell: Bourbon notes with tart cherries. Pretty jammy. A bit of alcohol comes through, but not too much. It reminds me a lot of Prairie Wine Noir with a bit of bourbon. Very clean smelling. Picking up a slight earthy, woody aroma now.

Taste: A bit of sweet bourbon with a ton of jammy, tart cherries on the near finish. Not sour by any means, just that nice essence of tartness. Imagine biting into a semi ripened cherry that was dipped in a bit of chocolate and bourbon. Getting a slight earthy, oak taste on the finish right after the cherries. Not much bitterness here, the bourbon and cherries dominate most of the taste. No alcohol to speak of.

Mouthfeel: Medium mouthfeel. It's not too heavy at all. Just a slight bit of tannin on the end. Carbonation is medium. I'd like a slight bit less, but this is fine. I think this is definitely one of the easier drinking BA stouts I've had.

Overall: 4.25. For me, if it had a thicker mouthfeel, just a bit less carbonation, and maybe some nice roasted coffee flavors to balance out the sweet and tart aspects, this would be at least a 4.75.

Serving type: bottle

06-30-2014 01:20:08 | More by cultclassic89
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MacQ32

South Carolina

4.38/5  rDev +15%
look: 4 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4.25

A - Pours near black/uber dark brown with almost a finger of rich caramel colored head. Decent retention, ok lacing.

S - Wow. Big sweet boozy notes, vanilla, oak, dry/slightly tart cherry, tons of sugary chocolate,.

T - wow! initially you get that sweet vanilla bourbon oaky flavor but semi tart cherries quickly swoop in making this one surprisingly refreshing and drinkable. Aftertaste/finish is all cherrys and a good bit of boozyness, almost causing me to regret my quadruple sip. Very easy to go down up until that point. The cherry flavor is phenominal.

M - Mostly due to the tartness (i think), relatively easy to drink. Carbonation seems at least adequate, mouth-feel is fairly thick but this one goes down quite easily

Serving type: bottle

06-29-2014 03:33:10 | More by MacQ32
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ajevne

Minnesota

4/5  rDev +5%

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d5001986

Wisconsin

3.2/5  rDev -16%
look: 2.75 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 2.75 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 3

12oz bottle poured into Spiegelau tulip.
2014 vintage.

A: Pours near black with minimal tan head.

S: Bourbon and cherry mostly, followed by roasted coffee and vanilla.

T: Tart cherry pits dominate. A little bourbon and coffee in there, but the tartness keeps it muted.

M: Medium body, typical CW stout thin viscosity. Moderate carbonation, slick and smooth.

O: Disappointing. Bottom of my list for CW stouts. Not much barrel character makes it through due to the overwhelming tartness. I feel like I'm drinking cherry pits. Probably not worth trying.

Serving type: bottle

06-23-2014 04:13:35 | More by d5001986
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mhind52

Illinois

4/5  rDev +5%

06-23-2014 00:49:30 | More by mhind52
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Jeffrey2310

Minnesota

4.25/5  rDev +11.5%

06-23-2014 00:38:17 | More by Jeffrey2310
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foobula

Illinois

3.9/5  rDev +2.4%
look: 4.5 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 4 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 4

This beer featured in an episode of 'Beer Geeks' so I took the opportunity to re-visit it on draft. Very dark beer as expected. Served a bit too cold & not much aroma at first, just some tartness. Taste didn't have much bourbon or cherry. But as it warmed, it sweetened a bit. Even then, the cherries are primarily present through a tart flavor; it isn't your sweet maraschino-type flavor. But it's still an enjoyable beer, just give it a chance to warm up and don't be expecting a sweet cherry bourbon bomb.

Serving type: on-tap

06-22-2014 06:29:03 | More by foobula
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BMMillsy

Florida

3.46/5  rDev -9.2%
look: 3.75 | smell: 3.25 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3.5

2014 bottle as an extra in trade. Thanks! Pours dark brown with a half finger light brown head. Aroma of light roast, some sour cherry I guess, a bit of whiskey and rubbing alcohol. Flavor is mostly sour cherries, some light roast, and a little bit of vanilla and cheap whiskey finish. Nice that this isn't overly killer sweet like other cherry stout I've had, but it really comes off more as a dark sour brew than stout. Medium bodied with medium plus carbonation . Not bad, but not something to seek out unless you are really into the cherry thing.

Serving type: bottle

06-21-2014 04:19:49 | More by BMMillsy
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Brewer's Reserve Bourbon Barrel Cherry Stout from Central Waters Brewing Co.
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